CAPE VINCENT – A town of Cape Vincent man was arrested Saturday night by Jefferson County sheriffs deputies on seven counts after he allegedly choked his wife while she was holding her 2-year-old daughter.
Four of the charges against John J. McKillip, 23, involve weapons found in the couples apartment at 5270 Route 12E, according to the sheriffs office.
Mr. McKillip is free on $5,000 bail and awaits prosecution on two counts of felony weapon possession, two counts of misdemeanor weapon possession, and single counts of criminal obstruction of breathing and blood circulation, endangering the welfare of a child and harassment.
The fight in the couples home began at about 8 p.m., deputies reported. After Jessica L. McKillip, 24, told her husband she was going to take the child to her parents home, Mr. McKillip placed her in a choke hold from behind, they alleged. The child was being held by Mrs. McKillip, and one of the girls arms became pinned in the choke hold, deputies said.
Two handguns, one loaded, were found in the apartment, and two large capacity ammunitions feeders containing magazines for a .223 caliber rifle and an armory pistol were also seized, according to the sheriffs office.
The child was found to be uninjured when examanied at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, and the states child abuse hotline was notified about the incident, deputies said.